Cover Reveal and Guest Interview with M. B. Feeney

Welcome! Another (awesome) writer in our midst!


Tell us about you! When did you start writing?

Ever since I learnt to read and write, I’ve had a love for stories. I used to read all the time. It soon got to the point, when I was about 8, that I wanted to tell my own. The first story I ever wrote was called The Birthday Invitation. It was about a girl called Sally who’d received an invitation to a birthday party, and couldn’t decide what to buy for a present. There was even a crayon illustration to go with it. I’ve been writing, on and off, ever since.

Aside from reading, what do you like to do when you’re not writing?

I listen to a lot of music. I literally have either the radio, or my iTunes, on and it’s just there, in the background. I play with my kids as much as I can as now they’re both at school, I don’t get to spend as much quality time with them, so we make the most of the weekends and the evenings. Even if it’s reading a book together. I also dabble in photography as another creative outlet and am aiming to mix this in with my writing by using my own shots as cover photos (which I did for Just Like in the Movies).

Tell us three random facts about you that your readers don’t know.

I’m addicted to chewing gum. I have to have it in my pocket or my bag all the time. I’m a terrible procrastinator. If I can find something else to do instead of what I’m supposed to be, then I’ll do it. Even cleaning. Uhm, I also dance around my kitchen like an idiot, just to make my kids laugh. – Yes, I have no shame in admitting that!

What inspired you to write Honour?

I’ve answered this question in various guises quite a lot over the last couple of months, yet my answer will always be the same. I have the utmost respect for anyone who will put themselves on the frontline of a war for their own, or more often than not, another country’s wellbeing. My family has a long and complex history linked to the armed forces her in the UK, and I wanted to ‘honour’ that. I just hope I have done them justice.

What are you planning to do next?

I have a novel (or 2) in the works, which I can’t wait to get back to writing. I hope to have it finished, and ready for publication, by next summer. I just hope that when I actually have the time to write, I can.

Thanks so much for joining us! Now for all the details:

M. B. Feeney is excited to present the cover for her upcoming release, Honour, a collection of 6 short stories with a military theme. 

Released on 1st November in remembrance of those who have given their lives as part of their job to protect others in times of unrest.

The world is filled with people destined to help and to serve. Doctors, nurses, police, and firefighters—each and every day, these special people work to help others in times of need. Often, this means putting their own lives at risk in order to do their jobs. They give of themselves to benefit society, and they do it without any expectation of thanks.

And then there is the military…

These are the men and women who don’t head home to their families and safe homes to relax at the end of a shift. They are on the front lines, far from home and often fighting someone else’s battles because it is the right thing to do.  Military families struggle to cope with the constant worry and the long periods of separation, staying strong to support those who serve in everything they do, and often are left to pick up the pieces when the highest price is paid.

Servicemen and women are heroes in the purest sense of the word. Even when the world’s gone mad and their hearts are breaking, one thing remains unchanged. 

They have honour.

Don't forget to add Honour to your 'To read' shelf over on Goodreads

About the Author:

M. B. Feeney is an army brat who finally settled down in Birmingham, UK with her other half, two kids and a dog.  Currently at university studying for her BA (Hons) in primary teaching, she procrastinates on her assignments by listening to music of all genres and trying to get ‘just one more paragraph’ written on whichever WIP is open. She is also a serious doodler and chocoholic.  Writing has been her one true love ever since she could spell, and publishing is the final culmination of her hard work and ambition.

Her publishing career began with two novellas, and she currently has a novel underway whilst Honour, a compilation of her own military based shorts, is available from 1st November 2013. Always having something on the go can often lead to block which eventually gets dissolved by good music and an even better book.

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M. B. Feeney said...

Thank you for all your support <3